The Tale of Despereaux

DiCamillo, Kate

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Tale of Despereaux
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House/Listening Library, 2007
ISBN: 0739359916
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file (3 hr., 31 min.) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Malcolm, Graeme
OverDrive, Inc


From Library Staff

Scotsman Graeme Malcolm makes DiCamillo's classic story of a very brave mouse even more delightful.

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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Nov 07, 2014
  • TheBoosMom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great read aloud book for elementary age kids.

Mar 27, 2013
  • a474mc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was plesantly suprised by the story, it's much better than the film in my opinion. Lyrically told, it certainly held my attention if not completely that of my not-quite-4 yr old. Children a little older would certainly appreciate it more.


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